Miami Hurricanes Football Player Arrested for Alleged Battery on Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend

Miami has dismissed second-year freshman safety Avantae Williams from the football program after his arrest on battery charges.

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A football player at the University of Miami was arrested after police say he allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend, who is pregnant with their child.

Safety Avantae Williams was arrested late Wednesday night on one count of aggravated battery on a pregnant woman. His bond has been set at $10,000.

Miami-Dade Police Department

According to an arrest report, Miami-Dade Police Department officers arrived to an apartment Williams shared with the victim, who is his ex-girlfriend, located near the 10600 block of Hammocks Boulevard.

The report said Williams and the victim were arguing over him being involved with another woman.

Police said Williams had told the victim, who is pregnant with his child, to leave the apartment. When he returned and saw the victim still packing her items, Williams allegedly grabbed the victim by her hair and began throwing her around.

Williams allegedly threw the victim to the ground outside the apartment before she was able to speak with a neighbor and called 911, according to the report.

The victim was taken to West Kendall Hospital and treated for bruises to her arm and neck. No information was released on the condition of her unborn child.

Avantae Williams was arrested after police say he allegedly beat up his ex-girlfriend, who is pregnant with their child. NBC 6's Johnny Archer reports

Williams was taken into custody and transported to jail, where he did not answer any questions. He posted bail Thursday night.

UM’s athletics department dismissed Williams from the football program. it announced later Thursday. That came hours after announcing he was suspended from all team activities.

Williams was a four-star recruit out of DeLand and was ranked as the top safety in the 2020 class.

He sat out last season with an undisclosed medical condition, but was cleared for spring practice and was projected to be in the Hurricanes’ rotation at safety when Miami opens the season Sept. 4 against Alabama.

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